Emalkay discusses both the U.K. and U.S. dubstep scenes

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Post by human? » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:33 pm

seckle wrote:in the next 30 days, NYC (and thats just my home town as an example) has Shackelton, 2562, Untold, Martyn, Caspa, Sinden, Kode 9 and tons of other acts coming through. there's complete diversity in north america, so please get your facts straight, and don't make some big statements from hot air.
im just sayin, NYC is the shit!!

it like hurt my brain to read this thread because it simply doesnt correlate to my real life experience.

any limitations, barriers, generalizations, etc are all totally in your heads. birds of a feather flock, of course, so theres the bros, the hipsters, the chinstrokers etc all facets of the "dubstep" thing here, but its all fun and all poppin, and there is crossover galore.

tryin to find your identity by defining a them is a lost cause. get with the program, its just us..
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Post by eshscramble » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:31 pm

fractal wrote:
eshscramble wrote:i also like when dj's play with the crowd... for the crowd... against the crowd...

ANYTHING

just pay attention. it's not 'your set' that's important... it's the 'time' in the room.
it's all a matter of respect toward everyone that is spending time with you.

i personally have seen dj's play stuff i hate, but they are into it with the crowd, making faces at people, checking how their tunes make people move... adjusting how they feel and how people feel and generally riding the wave with everyone. i liked it - just like i like "good" graffiti, and UGLY graffiti that looks like someone had a good time painting it.

music decorates time just as paint decorates canvas... it's the respect and effort put into both that can make you truly like/enjoy the big picture. anyone can turn on the radio or put on a cd... where's the connection? that's what live music is for. feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel.

put some energy out there, mix it around... as the center of attention, you are not up there to take from the room. to have any expectations. you can be selfish all you want, and in fact, that's a GOOD thing, but your intentions are what count. any dj that plays for handshakes and hoes, rather than to have a good time with people... not my style. any dj that plays to have a good time with people, knows that those things come tenfold when not expected or tried for(if that sort of thing pleases them).

back to topic: i really can't listen to an emalkay mix. i have seen him play twice though, and even though i'm not into those types of tunes, i really enjoyed his sets. doesn't add up? sure it does. stop thinking and start doing. it's better that way.

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Post by nousd » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:52 am

I'm regretting the demise of turntablism in both places
(not from hip-hop but dancehall dubplate culture)
Even poms coming out here lately are flipping thru CD pouches.
And to my ears it sounds povo.
Big ups to the platter spinners,
even the Serato/laptop thing is more interesting than CD mixers.
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Post by don gotti » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:40 am

cosby wrote:Kids in America like the grindy stuff because kids in America have anger issues. I think there are quite a lot of more mature heads who like the deeper stuff, but they aren't the types who are going to spend $25 to see a lower-middle tier DJ and get fucked up on pills (most mature people can score pills away from warehouses).

Kids in America also like:
* Glow sticks
* Hot Topic
* McDonalds / Being fat
* Nickelback
* Pick up trucks

So basically, DJs and producers who want to play before the lower-middle tier DJs in America are going to have to play Hot Topic, pick up truck, fat people music. It's weak, but there you have it - that is what America is dealing with.
your kinda a douscher..." (most mature people can score pills away from warehouses)."
your from seattle...
you think its more mature to buy pills when your not at a party...
your making unfair generalizations...
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Post by hubsmoke » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:49 am

rez pez wrote:
steezpromo.com wrote:The sound at our events is more then proper. The venue is the premier live music venue in Baltimore and we supplement the sound for these events just to make sure its proper. The production aspect is one of the things we take most important at our events, proper lights, sound, video, etc is extremely important to us.
the subs are way overpowered, the speakers are so underwhelming people yell to turn the monitors their way, haha. the main room in the venue has great sound, but your side room is pretty lousy, subs are good but everything else is too low. that mc over the tunes is terrible and doesn't help with the situation either, i understand its good to have a vocal presence, but damn hes doing a disservice to so many tunes.

no hate on the all age/18+ deal, i wouldnt be able to attend otherwise
The subs are out of balance in this room. There is too much sub and not enough mid/hi, you can't hear the tunes...on stage it sounds fine, on the floor is a different story. Don't turn down the subs, bring in more loudspeakers. I've been to many events at this venue and it's the same every time, it shouldn't be this way...and it's definitely not this way at other events you guys do...and not even in other rooms. This room in particular has a problem.

The best I've heard this room was for the 16bit and Emalkay show, but it still wasn't where it should have been.

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Post by Sharmaji » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:32 am

human? wrote: im just sayin, NYC is the shit!!

it like hurt my brain to read this thread because it simply doesnt correlate to my real life experience.
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Re: Emalkay discusses both the U.K. and U.S. dubstep scenes

Post by kidlogic » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:30 am

honey-d wrote:
kidlogic wrote:
blackdown wrote:
honey-d wrote:So I read through ALMOST all of the pages (gimme a break if someone already brought this up) but in america there is little to no knowledge about UK Garage, 2-step, etc. and most of the "deeper" songs have a stronger UK Garage influence which is something that American's frankly don't identify with. It's not like in the UK where there's pirate stations playing garage since the nineties, this is America, we listen to hip hop... alot of hip hop. I feel like alot of the people who are only there for the jump up feel like it takes the groove and pace of a nice hip hop song and then jams some crazy ass heavy metalesque sounds on top of it and they vibe on the music from that angle, which is chill to me but yeah
hmm interesting insight into the average US dubstep fan....
honey-d wrote:American's aren't familiar with garage so they don't appreciate the more future garage sounds as much
Shame, you lot invented it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Garage

Please dont take that as insight into an "average" US dubstep fan... some of us have been into this since '06 ;)

...and funny, I was gonna bring up the Paradise Garage stuff too, but didnt want to get flamed for the US trying to take too much credit. Glad you did though lol.

I got into dubstep around '06 as well and I can DEFINITELY say that you and I are NOT the average American dubstep fans. Most people I know weren't into it until the big raves started putting Rusko on the ticket in like '09.
LA is a big town, just like America is a big country, and its very easy to overgeneralize based on your personal experience.

Im gonna guess youre a bit younger than me and basing your experience on raves more than clubs. When Pure Filth and Smog first started in LA those clubs were full of people who understand the deepness, who know what UK Garage and 2 Step are, and who when I talk to them now, are sick of the filth. We are more average than you might think.


Also, Esh was right on.
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Post by taal mala » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:01 am

south3rn wrote:
michael red wrote:what was that about western canada?

come check synkro and hxdb this saturday @ the astoria
and 2562, martyn, daega, shackleton later month.

is that the heavy bangers scene you're talking bout?
ok, so these artists are booked. i could book them to play my parents' house, but it doesn't mean every redneck in Texas City prefers the deeper side of dubstep.

what's the turnout going to be? what's the turnover going to be, as in how many people are gonna leave when there aren't wobbles? success will determine more than a flyer.

All of these events will be sold out. Queues around the block. Vancouver likes good music. Wobble or not.

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Post by don gotti » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:55 am

i like sexstep

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Post by Monkey Dub Recording » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:23 am

Nice. He is actually coming in my town (Montreal) this Wednesday.
Can't wait to see him.
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Re: Emalkay discusses both the U.K. and U.S. dubstep scenes

Post by fractal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:29 pm

taal mala wrote:
south3rn wrote:
michael red wrote:what was that about western canada?

come check synkro and hxdb this saturday @ the astoria
and 2562, martyn, daega, shackleton later month.

is that the heavy bangers scene you're talking bout?
ok, so these artists are booked. i could book them to play my parents' house, but it doesn't mean every redneck in Texas City prefers the deeper side of dubstep.

what's the turnout going to be? what's the turnover going to be, as in how many people are gonna leave when there aren't wobbles? success will determine more than a flyer.

All of these events will be sold out. Queues around the block. Vancouver likes good music. Wobble or not.
ya, couver has always been a great place to dance! such a great city
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Post by Blue Patterns » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:42 pm

fractal wrote:
taal mala wrote:
south3rn wrote:
michael red wrote:what was that about western canada?

come check synkro and hxdb this saturday @ the astoria
and 2562, martyn, daega, shackleton later month.

is that the heavy bangers scene you're talking bout?
ok, so these artists are booked. i could book them to play my parents' house, but it doesn't mean every redneck in Texas City prefers the deeper side of dubstep.

what's the turnout going to be? what's the turnover going to be, as in how many people are gonna leave when there aren't wobbles? success will determine more than a flyer.

All of these events will be sold out. Queues around the block. Vancouver likes good music. Wobble or not.
ya, couver has always been a great place to dance! such a great city
I've noticed that Vancity's bass music culture is superior to the rest of the country's...I'm basing this solely off of the amount of artists they've been booking in recent years.

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